General Quiz – 36

Q 1. This a snapshot of a 19 seconds video from Youtube, posted on the username ‘jawed’. The title of the video is ‘Me at the Zoo’.

As of September 2014, the video has received over 15 million views and over 100000 comments.

What’s special about this video?

me at the zoo


Q 2. India’s biggest museum is located at _________________________?


Q 3. What was the time taken to frame the constitution of India?


Q 4. This was started by Ranbir Singh and Gurbax Singh in 1937 as a distributor for a Japanese company Shionogi. The company went public in 1973 and Japanese pharmaceutical company Daiichi Sankyo acquired a controlling share in 2008. In 2014, Sun Pharma acquired the entire 63.4% of its share making the conglomerate world’s fifth largest specialty generic pharma company.


Q 5. ‘The Hindu View of Life’ is a book written by ______________?


Q 6. Tachometer is an instrument used to measure __________________?


Q 7. Who was the first woman to climb Mt. Everest twice?


Q 8.  This company was set up in 1938 and named after its founder. It manufactured parts for gas masks during World War II. After the war, its founder turned attention towards making a peace time product. While doing so, he discovered a way of turning polyethylene slag , a byproduct of crude oil refinement, into a strong, resilient, grease free plastic and gave it his name.


Q 9. What is the significance of the image below:



Q 10. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, which is the most recognized English song of the world?





Ans 1. This is the first video uploaded on YouTube by Jawed Karim, one of its co-founders. (It was uploaded at 8:27 pm on Saturday, April 23, 2005)

Ans 2. Indian Museum, Kolkata – It was founded by the Asiatic Society of Bengal in Kolkata (Calcutta), India, in 1814. The founder curator was Dr Nathaniel Wallich, a Danish botanist.

Ans 3. 2 years 11 months 18 days

Ans 4. Ranbaxy Logo.svg – It is actually the portmantue of the names of the founders Ranbir and Gurbax forming Ranbaxy.

Ans 5. Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, 2nd President and 1st Vice president of India.

Ans 6.  RPM (Rotations Per Minute)

Ans 7. Santosh Yadav

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Ans 8. Tupperware. Earl Tupper (the founder) invented the plastic for Tupperware already in 1938, but the company started operating in 1948. The once-patented “burping seal” is a famous aspect of Tupperware, which distinguished it from competitors.

Tupperware pioneered the direct marketing strategy made famous by the Tupperware party. The Tupperware Party allowed for women of the 1950s to work and enjoy the benefits of earning an income without completely taking away the independence granted to women.

Tupperware Party in 1950s

A Tupperware party is run by a Tupperware consultant for a host who invites friends and neighbors into his or her home to see the product line. Tupperware hosts are rewarded with free products based on the level of sales made at their party.

Ans 9. This is the satellite image of the giant logo of KFC visible from space.

Ans 10. Happy Birthday to You



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